The rapid growth and emergence of solar energy in the electricity market has caused investor-owned utility companies and their trade association, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), to create a strategic campaign to prevent distributed rooftop solar energy from gaining more share of the market.
Documents presented to the EEI Board of Directors in 2012 show the detailed plan to convince lawmakers, regulators, and consumers that distributed rooftop solar is unfair to other ratepayers. EEI and utilities want to squash the solar energy market and continue their entrenchment of the energy monopoly. In fact, the presentation EEI gave to the utility company representatives in the room frames their plan with the question, “How do you grow earnings in this environment?“
Edison Electric Institute Campaign Against Distributed Solar Energy